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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Canon Printer

Do you need to upgrade or repair your Canon [external link] printer? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures, cleaning advice, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for BubbleJet, Pixma printers and for ink or toner cartridges. If you have written a hacking guide yourself (or if you know of a maintenance tutorial not linked here), please submit a new entry.

Canon Bubblejet BJC-6500 [external link]Illustrated take apart and re-assembly instructions.
Canon Pixma iP3000, iP4000, iP5000, iP6000D, iP8500 [external link]Five easy steps to enable the Canon USA models to print directly to CD or DVD.
Canon Pixma iP3000/4000/5000 [external link]An illustrated print head cleaning guide.
Canon Pixma iP4000 [external link]How to modify the printer to print on CDs and DVDs. Resetting the ink-waste overflow counter.
Canon Pixma iP4000 (ip3000, iP4000R, iP5000) [external link]Panic: "Waste ink tank full" this guide will show you how to change the waste ink collector of the printer and how to reset its respective counter.
Canon Pixma iP 4000 [external link]This is a step by step procedure with pictures to disassemble the printer and wash the waste tank ink collector (in Italian).
Canon Pixma iP 5200 [external link]A simple way to clean the printer heads (in Italian).

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As far as I know Canon [external link] doesn't provide free service manuals.


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